activities & attractions

Lake County has four seasons of outdoor fun for everyone!

Each spring, anglers anxiously await world-class fishing on our rivers; Trails fill with ORV/ATV riders on our renowned trails systems; and thousands of motorcycles take over Baldwin for the annual Blessing of the Bikes the weekend after Mother’s Day.

Summer sun-lovers enjoy outdoor concerts, festivals, camping, canoeing, boating, and more.

Fall brings opportunities for hunters and beautiful fall colors for all to enjoy.

Winter means snowmobiling, winter hikes and a short drive to ski resorts and sled dogs race every January.

There is plenty of indoor fun too! – Go bowling, visit a museum, or shop unique ‘Up North offerings! Check out our events calendar and these Chamber members for year-round fun:

New Activities
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Baldwin Bowling Center

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Baldwin Canoe Rental

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Irons Area Tourist Association

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Lake County Historical Society

New Festival
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Luther Days Association

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Marquette Trails Golf Club

Activities in nature

Michigan DNR - Things to do

Visit the Michigan DNR Things to Do page for information on a wide range of outdoor activities including: hunting, fishing, camping, paddling, ORV riding, snowmobiling and more.


Get information on permits, rules, trail report and where to ride. Michigan’s DNR has a variety of maps for you to use.

FIshing in Lake County

View the list of lakes in Lake County to find the best fishing spot.

ORV/ATV Riding

Get licenses, permits, maps, rules and more from the Michigan DNR website.

Lake COunty Trails Facebook Page

Promoting Lake County as the premier ORV experience in Michigan! Keep up to date on events, places to stay, clubs and more.


Get your license online! Find out season dates for all species, license prices, hunter education and safety information.


May 17
May 17 - May 19
Jun 04
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jun 19
Jun 22
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Jun 26
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 26
Jun 29
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Jul 02
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jul 03
July 3 - July 7
Jul 03
Jul 06
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Jul 10
Jul 13